Professor Haruna Yakubu, Vice-Chancellor of the University for Development Studies (UDS) has appealed to the Indian High Commission to offer scholarships to students of the school to ease their education.
He said: “The University needs to build a strong collaboration with India in the form of scholarships in areas that are beneficial to both countries to facilitate development especially in the areas of ICT.”
Prof Yakubu made the appeal at the weekend at the second edition of the UDS international lecture on the theme: “India in the 21st century, its implications on India- Ghana relations”.
Prof Yakubu who chaired the function noted that India is a credible country in the area of ICT and other fields that Ghana need to draw experience from to develop.
He said: “It will not be a bad idea if an Indian scholarship quota is allotted to UDS students to improve the studies of ICT.”
Mr Ajaneesh Kumar, Deputy Indian High Commissioner, said his country’s engagement with Africa is based on solidarity, lack of conflict of interest, sheer historical experience and common solutions to problems.
He said India and Ghana would continue to foster cordial relations.
Mr Kumar noted that India is now part of the world’s largest economies.
He said in India, science and technology was used for growth and change especially in the agricultural industry.
“Ghana too can use science and technology to grow economically,” he said.